Welcome to the weekly Sunshine Coast Fishing Report! Due to illness, we were unable to post a report last week but we are back on deck and ready to prepare you for the coming week of fishing!
Conditions look fairly good for the start of the school holidays. Saturday and Sunday are forecast to be perfect offshore, with low wind and swell and no rain in the foreseeable future. The weekend temperature range of 10-26C should make for a couple of pleasant days on the water. A warm Monday is forecast – predicted to reach a balmy 29C. Looks like an absolute cracker of a week – perfect for the kids to get out and wet a line.
Offshore fishing has been productive, with good catches of snapper, pearl perch, amberjack, tuskfish and hussar at the Hards. Anglers chasing yellowtail kingfish have reported success in front of Moreton Island. Plenty of snapper are being caught in the shipping channel.
Double Island Point and both North and Sunshine reefs are hosting species such as snapper, pearl perch, goldband snapper and cobia. Similarly, catches of pearl perch, snapper, amberjack and hussar have been reported at the Barwon Banks.
North Reef is also serving up some good pearl perch, sweetlip, spanish mackerel and tuna.
The Maroochy River has once again proven to be a hotspot with plenty of golden, giant, tea leaf and diamond trevally being caught from the Cod Hole to Bli Bli. Flathead are still in big numbers, offering anglers plenty of action.
Anglers have started to report tailor making an appearance around Twin Waters and the river mouth, with some even being caught off the beach. Now might be a good time to chase these feisty fish as they start to show up in larger numbers.
For those with a taste for crustaceans, sand crabs have been found around the river mouth, with mud crabs in the upper reaches.
In the Noosa River, tailor, flathead, bream and mud crabs have been caught in good numbers. A few trevally have also been reported in the upper reaches. Off the beach, there’ve been some good-sized flathead and few tuna caught further north on metal slugs, with tailor also reported up towards Double Island Point.
In Caloundra, anglers have reported catches of flathead, dart, whiting and tailor off the beaches. The passage has been abundant with bream and good-sized flathead, with prawns and worms proving to be the best bet for bait fishing.
We are ready for the upcoming school holidays, with plenty of fresh and frozen bait options, lures and fishing gear. If you’re spending the school break on the Sunshine Coast, make sure to drop by our store at 311 David Low Way in Bli Bli. We are more than happy to share tips on the best baits to use and maybe even let you in on some secret fishing spots to ensure a successful day out on the water.
We are currently running an end-of-financial-year sale, so check out our deals. If you can’t make it in person, you can also shop from our extensive range on the website – baitmasterfishing.com.au
Remember, the best stories are often found at the end of a fishing line! Until next week, tight lines everyone!
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Trent and Corinne
Bait Master Fishing and Tackle